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United States Steel Hot Mill Level 1 Technician, BRS in Arkansas

12219BRJob Description:U. S. Steel is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace culture and celebrate the diversity of our employees. This position is an automation technician responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, improving, and maintaining the level 1 automation system in the hot mill area of the Big River Steel facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for computer systems, PLCs, control circuits, communication systems, I/O field devices, VFD drives/motors, measurement systems, and other control equipment.

  • Coordinate BRS, contractor, and vendor activities to install or modify electrical equipment following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, and other specifications.

  • Work directly with all maintenance and operations personnel in a fast-paced environment to help develop a safety focused, productive roll mill team, support electrical teammates to help maintain a positive, and efficient work environment focused on safety and reliability.

  • Train others in the electrical department on the function and maintenance of the level 1 systems.

  • Manage the design, development, implementation, and procurement of hardware and/or software for level 1 improvement projects and provide support for other disciplines’ projects


  • Demonstrated safety focus and willingness to proactively apply it in a team environment.

  • Quality and detail oriented with superior problem solving and communication skills.

  • Highly motivated, self-directed, hands-on approach, and willing to put in extra hours or on-call support

  • Minimum 5 years of automation experience in the metals industry (hot rolling and casting experience preferred).

  • Previous experience with NFPA 70E safe work practices.

  • Experience interpreting electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics.

  • Advanced PLC programing (Siemens preferred), regulator tuning, data acquisition/analysis, motor and drives control, communication systems, and HMI experience.

  • Computer/electrical degree or equivalent training is required.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

Environment is typical for a steel mill production area, with extreme temperatures, high noise levels, and dusty/greasy areas. Scheduled work hours are day shift Monday through Friday.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position does not supervise others.Auto req ID:12219BRCompany:Big River Steel LLCPosting Title:Hot Mill Level 1 Technician, BRSState/Province:Arkansas Company Overview:

U. S. Steel is a leading steel producer founded in 1901. Today, we’re a greener company with an infinitely recyclable product, the world’s only LEED-certified steel mill, and an ambitious plan to reduce emissions. We make products that make everyday life possible - automotive, construction, appliance, energy, container, and packaging industries all benefit from our innovation.

We show pride in our communities with company-sponsored employee volunteer programs, corporate contributions, partnerships in support of education, scholarships for our next generation of leaders, and many other programs.

We are continually recognized for our commitment to our employees, most recently as a Most Loved Workplace (Newsweek 2021- 2022), a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality (Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2020-2022), a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (Disability Equality Index 2021-2022), and World's Most Ethical Companies (2023). It’s easy to see why U. S. Steel employees take Pride in Our Past as we Build the Future, United by Steel.

Conducting business with integrity and with the highest ethical values has underpinned U. S. Steel’s success for over 100 years, and it remains critical to our company’s success in the future. U. S. Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) according to job qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability status or status as a protected Veteran or any other legally protected group status. (California residents may visit www.ussteel.com/CANotice regarding collection of personal information and U. S. Steel's privacy practices.)

Competency Summary:

At U. S. Steel all employees are expected to display the following core competencies every day to advance corporate, team and individual goals:

Think: Think Critically and Drive Change

Lead: Develop Talent and Collaborate

Do: Empower Performance and Deliver Results